why isnt my samsung galaxy s2 not receving picture messages

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why isnt my samsung galaxy s2 not receving picture messages, i have my data turned off but my apn setting turned to sp.koodo, is there any reason why it is not working?
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Your data NEEDS to be turned ON for you to send and receive picture messages (mms)
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i have data blocked so i dont tho, so i need data to get photos via mms, i have unlimited txt and pictures so why do i need data to get them?
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also your apn needs to be sp.koodo.com

Are you able to use the internet when you are using data, not wifi - if you are not then you may have a problem with your APN settings.

But Paul is right, whenever you are sending or receiving MMS (picture messages) you data does need to be turned on.
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i am not, able to go on to the internet when i am not on wifi, i got it blocked when i bought the phone about 3 months ago, my apn is set to the defualt. but i have the mobile data button checked on my phone
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Since the data is blocked you will NOT be able to receive picture messages at all.

Picture messages require you to have access to data, so you can have the data button on, but with the data block you do not have access to the data
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Precisely

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